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Can statins combat intestinal dysbiosis?

The intestinal flora of obese people taking statins resembles that of non-obese patients. Statins may modulate the gut microbiota, thereby preventing dysbiosis, although no causal link has yet been established.   From its early days, metagenomic research has sought to understand the links...

Obesity: fecal virome transplant on trial

Due to their antagonistic properties, bacteriophages have the potential to modulate the intestinal microbiota. One study has shown that virome transplantation can make the phenotype of obese recipient mice closely resemble that of lean donor mice.   In recent years, the link between gut d...

Is there a relationship between gut microbiota and circulating metabolites?

Many circulating metabolites, such as HDL and VLDL lipoproteins, ketone bodies, amino acids and inflammatory markers, seem to be correlated to the composition of the gut microbiota.   The role of the gut microbiota has been demonstrated in many disorders (obesity, diabetes, etc.): metabol...
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Nutritional modulation

The composition of intestinal microbiota depends on what food is ingested and has consequences on overall metabolism. Intestinal microbiota starts developing at birth, and its composition is influenced by what we eat. Food intake can therefore play a role – good or bad – in the modulation of inte...

Metabolic syndrome

The presence of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, like elevated glycemia and cholesterol, hypertension, … is influenced by the composition of the intestinal microbiota.

Child malnutrition

Child malnutrition is not only due to a deficit or excess in dietary intake. The intestinal microbiota may also be involved.
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